Name: Margaret KILLIAN
Given Name: Margaret
Birth: ABT 1721 in ,,, Germany
Christening: ABT 1721
Death: AFT 1785
Burial: Montgomery, Virginia, United States
Baptism: 16 Oct 1943
!INFO-IN: Some information from Wanda Lane WOOLWINE RIN 6681 and a booklet "The Killian Family" which deals with Peter Osburne KILLIAN RIN 3796.
Change Date: 20 Feb 2009 at 00:00:00
!Residence: She went to VA with husband.
!Death: From J. Michael Price's will it appears that he died in late 1802 and that Margaret survived him.
!Bur: I had a note that said "Wall Cemetery"
On Friday, November 21st, Dan Sipe, Joe Killian and I took a trip to Blacksburg to
meet our newfound cousin, Jimmie Price. With some clever detective work going
through church contacts, Dan discovered the mother load on a line the Association
had little information ? Margaret Killian Price, oldest daughter of Andreas Killian.
Jimmie Price, as it turns out, is a lifelong historian and genealogist. When we arrived,
we had lunch with Jimmie, his dear wife, Betty, and members of the Price Family
It is believed that Andreas (with daughter Margaret, age about 12 years)
arrived in Philadelphia on the ship Adventure in October, 1732. Siblings Margaret
Preisch (with husband) Harless, (John) Michael Preisch, Augustine Preisch, and John
Henry Preisch and Daniel Preisch immigrated to Philadelphia on the ship Winter
(Galley) in September, 1738. By that time, Margaret would have been about 18 years
and Michael 19 years.
FROM Killian Family Newsletter of Feb 2009:
Margaret and Michael Preisch were married with children living in Augusta County, Virginia by the mid to late 1740s. We
can conclude that Andreas Killian and the Preisch siblings crossed paths between 1738 and about 1745 somewhere between
Philadelphia and Blacksburg, VA. Jimmie Price believes, but has been unable to prove, that Margaret Killian and Michael Preisch
married in Rochingham County, Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley.
Michael Price was a colorful character. He and his siblings settled near what is today, Blacksburg, VA. In 1755 during the
French and Indian war, Michael?s brothers retreated north to the greater German settlement in the Shenandoah Valley. Michael was
undeterred by Indian threat. He bought some of his brother?s neighboring land and he and Margaret stayed. Family history tells of an
occasion when Michael was reading his bible when Margaret saw through the window, an Indian, on their porch. The Brave lunged
at Michael where the tomahawk landed in his raised Bible. This Bible, with the tomahawk cut was in the family until 1900 when it
was lost in a house fire.
Jimmie was so gracious to Dan, Joe and me. We spent some time in the county courthouse admiring Michael?s and
Margaret?s signature on land deeds and wills ? very exciting indeed. Our tour started at the church where Michael and Margaret
attended. Not far from this church in a pasture, is where Michael and Margaret are buried. Margaret has no headstone, which,
without doubt, must be remedied. From there, you could see across the valley what was once Price land. In the distance, you can see
Price?s Mountain. Even in the grey of winter, it was a beautiful sight. Jimmie then took us to where Michael and Margaret lived in a
stone ?fort?. The spring from where Margaret drew water is still there. The Fort is gone but some of the handcut stones are still there.
Michael had many skills, one of which was stone masonry. They had 2 homesteads, one in Tom?s Creek and one in Price?s Fork,
close by today?s standards. Jimmie took us to a cliff overlooking the Horseshoe bend of the New River, to get a birdseye view of
some of the most disputed and fertile land. It was quite awe inspiring. It was a great trip. I must say that Jimmie is a special person.
He is a minister with a wonderful, caring, giving
Father: Andreas KILLIAN b: 1702 in ,,, Germany
John Michael PRICE b: 9 Oct 1718 in Offenbach, Landau, , Germany
- David PRICE b: 1744 in Augusta, Virginia, United States c: 5 Jun 1759 in Rockingham, Virginia, United States
- Michael PRICE b: ABT 1746 in Augusta, Virginia, United States
- Alexander PRICE b: ABT 1748 in Augusta, Virginia, United States
- Margaret E. PRICE b: ABT 1750 in Augusta, Virginia, United States
- George PRICE b: ABT 1752 in Augusta, Virginia, United States
- John PRICE b: ABT 1757
- Agnes PRICE b: ABT 1759 in Montgomery, Virginia, United States
- Jacob PRICE b: 1760 in Augusta, Virginia, United States
- Elizabeth PRICE b: ABT 1761 in Augusta, Virginia, United States
- Henry PRICE b: ABT 1766 in Augusta, Virginia, United States
- Christian PRICE b: ABT 1769 in Augusta, Virginia, United States